Reports Report 3711x (Event 3711-2017)

Name Cynthia T
Experience Level 3/5
Remarks This was low in the sky and at 1st thought it was a local helicopter until I saw the tail flashing and changing behind it.
Address Modesto, CA
Latitude 37° 41' 13.25'' N (37.687014°)
Longitude 120° 57' 46.74'' W (-120.962983°)
Elevation 30.582m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2017-10-12 23:20 PDT
UT Date & Time 2017-10-13 06:20 UT
Duration ≈3.5s
Moving direction From up left to down right
Descent Angle 94°
Facing azimuth 276.9°
First azimuth 244.27°
First elevation 17°
Last azimuth 300.54°
Last elevation 22°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -20
Color White
Concurrent Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Persistent train
Observation No
Duration -
Length -
Remarks -
Terminal flash
Observation No
Remarks -
Observation Yes
Remarks sparks were trailing behind it small and some much bigger breaking off and falling and trailing behind it